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into Friday morning and enhance the risk of flooding. That is all from


us, Good evening and welcome to BBC Look


North. The headlines tonight. A report into Hull's flooding two


months on calls for better defences at the city's docks. This has shown


us the vulnerability. I'm at Hull's tidal barrier which stopped


thousands of properties from flooding. A teenager is found guilty


of murdering his grandmother. This has been a horrible crime. Police


praise for the one woman fight against anti`social behaviour. After


her on`screen debut, we meet Scunthorpe's youngest TV star. A


five`day forecast follows. It's two months since the highest tide in 60


years bought flooding to large parts of Hull and tonight a report says


the city needs a better flood warning system and better


protection. More than 150 businesses were affected by the water and


without the tidal barrier 19,000 homes would have been flooded.


However even the barrier only just did its job, the report highlights


how it came within 40 centimetres of being over`topped. Here's our


correspondent, Paul Murphy. This is Hull's Albert Dock ` identified in


today's report as the city's weak point during the tidal surge.


The water which overtopped the defences here inundated hundreds of


local businesses. Including this one which is still recovering. We look


at the rest of the country. Something has to be done. The


rapidly unfolding events of December the fifth were simply not predicted.


The cost of it all is still being assessed. The report says Hull


experienced its highest tides for at least 60 years. That damage was


caused to 149 homes and 155 businesses in the Albert Dock area.


But that Hull's tidal barrier prevented an estimated ?230 million


of damage. There is a sense the city just escaped catastrophe. The


Environment Agency and Hull City Council say there were already plans


to defend this vulnerable Albert Dock area ` but they're being


brought forward as a matter of urgency. We are looking at all


defences for improvement to ensure all future events can be managed.


The report urges greater co`operation and communication


between all the authorities, a familiar theme in a city which is no


stranger to the devastation of flooding. Paul Murphy, BBC Look


North, Hull. Paul is live for us at the tidal barrier in Hull for us


tonight. Paul, just how close did Hull come to a much more serious


situation? Very close indeed. You get a sense of the city's


vulnerability. They need to defend the city and inward investment. I'm


joined now by Philip Winn from the Environment Agency. What have you


learnt? This was the bigegst flood since 1953. We will learn a lot. We


need to get warnings through quickly and we found levels on the coast


were higher than indicated. Is long`term protection possible? A


temporary solution is in place and we will work to put in a full


scheme. The tide came close to the top but the barrier did a great job.


I think we can do some of both town and country but people are our


priority. We want to hear from you on this story. A teenager from Hull


has been found guilty of murdering his grandmother and the attempted


murder of his grandfather. 17`year`old Lewis Dale admitted the


killing but claimed he was suffering the effects of taking the drug


mephedrone. He was convicted by a jury at Hull Crown Court this


afternoon. Emma Massey reports. Lewis Dale as he was found guilty on


a ten to two majority. He admitted stabbing his grandparents. He denied


murder. I thought it would be manslaughter. Humberside Police said


today's verdict was right. There are no winners. I do not feel pleased


and this has been a horrible crime. Council workers have held


demonstrations in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire over salaries, which


unions say, are below the living wage. Some councils, like City of


Lincoln pay their staff the living wage which is ?7.45 an hour. But


campaigners like these in Scunthorpe want local government workers to


receive a ?1 ncrease to their hourly rate. 6000 people can affect


spending and everybody benefits. And last night we were talking about


calls for people working in the public sector in the North, to be


paid less than those doing the same job in the South. Thank you for your


responses... Neekie from Grimbsy says: "I moved to Grimsby from


Portsmouth two years ago and I am doing the same job as a teaching


assistant. I work six more hours a week for ?2000 less a year. I don't


think it's fair. Chantelle e`mailed us to say: "What about people who


want to move onto bigger and better things? I would like to earn enough


to be able to move somewhere like London, but cutting our pay is going


to make things a lot more difficult". Bunty has been in touch:


"It makes perfect sense to pay public sector workers less in areas


of high unemployment. It would undoubtedly create jobs". Around 100


people have been at a public inquiry being held about the Lincoln Eastern


bypass. The aim of the scheme, which is due to get underway later this


year, is to ease congestion. Highways and Planning officers have


been hearing people's objections to parts of the planned road. The head


of a group of six Lincolnshire schools has been suspended and is


currently under investigation. Carol Clare is the Chief Executive of the


Phoenix Family of Schools, which runs five academies in the Boston


area. The organisation has confirmed that she's been suspended following


an allegation from an anonymous source, which is currently under


investigation. Pam Roddis was well`known in Bridlington. She'd


holidayed in the town for one week every month for the past ten years.


Four days later, Pam died of a brain haemorrhage. Police say the theft


can't be linked to her death, but that the stress may have affected


her health. She became close friends with Wendy Clarke. She liked to go


down to the harbour and watch the world go by. A cyclist took her bag


and mobile phone. Four days later, she died.This CCTV footage shows the


cyclist they believe was responsible for stealing her bag.. I we can


catch the male responsible it will help the grieving process. Pam's


friends and family say the incident blighted her final days and it's


important the suspect is caught. He spoiled the last few days of her


life. Pam's friend, Wendy Clarke, ending that report by Tolu Adeoye.


Still ahead tonight: Fighting the name change ` the fans who want to


keep 'Hull City' put their case to the FA. We got to say what our


members wanted. The MP for East Yorkshire is in the running for a


very different parliamentary win. Sir Greg Knight's cat Tommy is on a


short list to become Westminster Cat of the Year. The winner will be


decided by a public vote and the result will be announced later this


month. It's a moggy! Do you have a part in Open All Hours? Police have


praised a Hull woman's campaign against anti social behaviour and


drug use on a City Council estate. Mostly fine this evening but another


wet night. Overnight rain will give way to a dry period but then more


rain. Temperatures seven to eight Celsius. Thursday should be


brighter. Ann Hodges has been displaying photos of used needles


and blood stained walls in the block of flats she lives in off Holderness


Road before Hull City Council asked her to take them down because they


were too graphic. The police say it's important people report issues


to them so they can investigate. Jessica Lane reports. Needles in the


stairways, bloodstains on the walls. Look at this chart. Rain tonight


with more rain on Thursday. These just some of the photos taken since


last summer to try and give the Council and police evidence of how


bad things are in the flats. We live here, the things you see on the


pictures are happening here, it's not safe to send grandchildren to


the chute room where we put rubbish. You don't know who or what is


happening. Her neighbour Alice, who is in her 80s, says things have got


worse in the last few months. When I've locked the door and bolted it,


I just daren't answer it, you don't know who's going to be there. It's


not the first time people have taken matters into their own hands. A few


years ago, residents on a Scunthorpe estate got a steel fence built


around their homes to protect them from crime and disorder. It's


important people don't put themselves at risk, say police. But


information passed on can help them to act. So they say Ann did the


right thing, the right way. We have increased patrols and asked


residents to provide information. Police say patrols have increased


around Denaby Court recently in response to reports from residents


and say they'll continue to work with the council to deal with


criminal activity and even evict those who cause trouble. We want to


hear from you on this story ` is it up to us to help the authorities


track down people who commit crime and anti`social behaviour? A man who


was arrested after armed police were called to a village in Lincolnshire


has been charged with two offences. Mark Anthony Hall of Thomas Street


in Sleaford was arrested in Ruskington yesterday for failing to


appear at court in relation to assault offences. He's also been


charged with two cases of leaving petrol stations without paying for


fuel. Plans for a skate park in Lincoln are being opposed by


campaigners. After a search taking years, the City of Lincoln Council


says that land known as Hobblers Hole is the right location. But


opponents of the proposed site argue that it's become a peaceful area for


the whole community. It should remain that way. Two parents from


Hull have described how they feared the worst for their baby who needed


complex heart surgery. Julia was born with a hole in her heart, and


needed to be transferred from Hull's Royal Infirmar 100 miles to a


specialist unit. The medical teams who transferred her in a mobile


intensive care unit are featured in a new BBC series this evening. And


there will be more on baby Julia's story on Children's Emergency Rescue


on BBC Two at eight o'clock. Fans opposed to a proposed name


change by Hull City owner Assem Allam have met with members of the


Football Association. Dr Allam has submitted a plan to change the name


of the Premier League club to Hull Tigers. Fans' groups, including the


"City Till I Die" campaign, have been to Wembley Stadium explaining


why they disagree with the alteration. Our sports reporter


Simon Clark is here, what happened at this meeting? This document was


presented with a video. The name change has caused a storm. We had a


lengthy discussion in which members' views were put. When are we likely


to hear about the FA's decision? Greg Dyke has not said so, sometime


in April? And Grimsby Town will play Cambridge United in the semifinal of


the FA Trophy. The two`legged tie begins at Cambridge's Abbey Stadium


on the 15th of February, before the return match at Blundell Park a week


later. And Lincoln City are playing tonight. The Imps are hoping to make


it two home wins in four days when they take on Nuneaton. BBC Radio


Lincolnshire has commentary in a Sport Special from seven o'clock.


It's one of the most popular programmes on television and the


latest star of BBC One's Call The Midwife is from North Lincolnshire.


At just five weeks old, Annabelle Christian from Bottesford joined


actors like Miranda Hart and her on screen mum, Eastenders star Lacey


Turner, as they filmed scenes in Lincoln. Sarah Walton has more. At


home, seven`month`old Annabella is clearly comfortable in front of a


camera, no surprise for a little girl who made her TV debut as a


newborn, thanks to a contact in the business. My friend has children in


commercials.The filming took place at the Lincoln castle back in July.


Here's Annabella as baby Peter, the newborn son of a woman in prison


played by former Eastenders actress Lacey Turner. You can't have him!


She was lovely and chatty. Like a professional she was paid for her


work and needed just two takes, not letting the fame get to her. She


slept! So is she a Hollywood actress in the making? Maybe! And it may be


a good career choice, she seems to love the camera. Let's get a recap


of the national and regional headlines. Prince Charles meets


flood victims in Somerset ` some have been cut off for more than a


month. The Environment Agency says improving defences is a priority.


Tomorrow's weather: It will be unsettled, and windy with showers


and longer spells of rain. Top temperature eight Celsius. We have


had reactions to the interview. Where will the money come from?


"Scrap HS2". "Maybe if the government did not donate to


overseas countries." "Don't live next to a river." Goodbye.


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